Available in : 45ft, Gauges Available:
45ft Z 1:220 £0.50, N 1:160 £0.55, HO 1:87 £1.25, OO 1:76 £1.30
Price Range : £0.50 - £1.30
Head Offices: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire U.K & Spalding, Lincolnshire U.K
Geest has 38 factories in five countries and 10,000 employees.
Geest Plc is a leading producer and distributor of fresh chilled foods to the U.K., Benelux, and French markets. The company's range of more than 1,400 products includes lines of ready meals, breads, pizzas, salads, whole produce and prepared fruits and vegetables, condiments, and other products found in supermarkets and convenience stores.
The Geest name came to England in the 1930s from The Netherlands, when brothers John and Leonard van Geest left their family's flower-growing business to expand operations across the North Sea, opening a flower bulb import company in the United Kingdom. The van Geest family had been involved in flower growing and horticulture since the late 19th century. After helping to establish the family's operations in England, brother John van Geest left to start his own business.
That company, founded in Lincolnshire in 1935 as Geest Horticultural Products, began growing its own flower bulbs for sale in the United Kingdom, rather than relying on Dutch imports.
Geest started its own banana import operations in the early 1950s.
In 2005 the Icelandic food group Bakkavor Group hf aquired Geest Plc for a total of GBP497.3m.Bakkavor Group is now the UK's leading supplier of fresh prepared foods and produce. The group will have 13,000 employees and 42 factories in five countries.